Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
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The Department of Education’s 2013 budget will not provide funding for the D.C. voucher program despite a promise Obama made last April in a budget agreement he signed that helped avert a government shutdown, says the American Federation for Children (AFC).
The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) currently provides scholarships to more than 1,600 low-income children to attend the private schools of their parents’ choice.
Kevin P. Chavous, a senior advisor to AFC and a former D.C. Councilman, said:
“The president says he’s for education reform, but his actions continually aim to send low-income and minority students back to schools that are failing them academically, are unsafe, or are otherwise not meeting their needs.
“This latest hypocrisy is just the most recent instance in which the president has stood in the way of students who are improving test scores and graduating in higher numbers.”
Obama barred new students from applying to the OSP after 2009.
“By any reasonable measure, the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program has been an overwhelming success.
“President Obama wouldn’t be where he is today without a private school scholarship. He needs to stop playing politics and do what’s right for kids.”
Since the program’s inception in 2004, more than 10,000 families have applied to participate in the OSP.
The stats on the program I am sure on online somewhere, but every article I pull up on it uses the term, "highly successful" when talking about the program.
The tenure of Michelle Rhee in DC is under investigation
Not exactly what I would term 'highly successful' but then perhaps my standards of success are different than others here.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Freeper: Unwed births to black mothers has gone up (as a percentage of all births) since LBJ's mid-1960's Great Society implementation.
Fact: Unwed births to all mothers -- globally -- has gone up (as a percentage of all births) since the mid-1960's.
Observation: Your prior post, as well as the Freeper article you produced to support it, both reek of denigration based upon race (while studiouosly ignoring context).
Last edited by Karl; 03-10-12 at 03:38 PM.